For close to 40 years now, everyone believed that Hello Kitty was a cat. Well, we were all wrong. Hello Kitty is actually a little cartoon girl.
Shocked? Don’t be too ashamed of your Hello Kitty ignorance. After all, Chrstine R. Yano, a Hello Kitty scholar, was also surprised by the news.
Yano, who is currently preparing an exhibit for the 40th anniversary of the iconic character, described Hello Kitty as a cat at the Japanese American National Museum. But she was wrong.
Yano said: “I was corrected — very firmly. That’s one correction Sanrio (the company that makes Hello Kity) made for my script for the show. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”
This isn’t exactly new news. Sanrio even describes Hello Kitty as a girl in her biography page. I guess we just all assumed that she was a cat because, you know, she looks like a cat.
Still, the internet freaked out when they found out that Hello Kitty wasn’t a cat.
It’s revealed that Hello Kitty isn’t a cat and my timeline has an emotional breakdown as their childhood collapses into slurried dreams.
— Renay (@renay) August 27, 2014
Hello KITTY is not a kitten?
— Ugly Betty (@Pinky_Balboa) August 27, 2014
christopher nolan’s hello kitty movie will explore how deep this conspiracy goes
— dolly moehrle (@loather) August 27, 2014
writing a piece about how my discovery that hello kitty is a human girl and also a scorpio means that we are officially best friends now
— Fancy Nancy (@retroglo) August 27, 2014
Hello Kitty is a girl w/ whiskers? That’s shade a little bit.
— Ferguson We got you. (@WhoIsYves) August 27, 2014
Don’t let the corrupt and morally bankrupt authorities convince you into denying what you can see with your own eyes: Hello Kitty is a cat.
— Shrill (@ShrillCosby) August 27, 2014
In light of the hello kitty story I feel it necessary to disclose that I am actually several cats in a large coat
— count snackula (@utterlyhorrid) August 27, 2014
OMG…IF HELLO KITTY IS A CAT AND HAS A PET CAT THAT KINDA MAKES HER SOME KINDA SLAVE MASTER OR DOMINATRIX. WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW?
— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) August 27, 2014
Hello Kitty actually has a pretty extensive back story. She’s British, a Scorpio, weighs about three apples and loves making pancakes. She also has a twin sister, Mimmy, and a pet cat (who is actually a cat) named Charmmy Kitty.
[Image Via Wikipedia]